Eric Zuesse – Why to Boycott All Mainstream ‘News’ Media

Why to Boycott All Mainstream ‘News’ Media

Twenty years ago, the New York Times knowingly published on 7 September 2002 a lie by George W. Bush saying that the IAEA had just issued a new report which said that Iraq was only six months away from having a nuclear bomb; and not only did that mainstream ‘news’-medium issue no correction when the IAEA repeatedly said that it had issued no such report, ever, but the IAEA was able to get only one obscure news-story published anywhere saying only that the IAEA had not issued any new report about Iraq’s alleged nuclear program — and that news-report, in turn, was not republished elsewhere; so, the IAEA’s denial of what America’s President had said that the IAEA had said — the very fact of Bush’s having lied to allege that the IAEA had said this — went virtually unpublished anywhere. But, meanwhile, on 8 September 2002 (the very next day), Condoleezza Rice issued her now-infamous lie that  “we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,” and President Bush himself addressed the United Nations on 12 September 2002 to argue for U.N. authorization to invade Iraq, which authorization never came. Just before invading on 20 March 2003, he abruptly ordered all U.N. inspectors out of Iraq because the U.S. would invade immediately.

All of that history was documented by links to the original sources when I headlined on 23 October 2022 “Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine really worse than America’s & UK’s invasion of Iraq was?” and reported about the virtually unanimous lying by U.S.-and-allied “news”-media to expand the U.S. empire. That news-report about the pervasive corruptness of U.S.-and-allied “news”-media and their refusal to publish the truth, was submitted to all news-media, but was accepted and published ONLY by three small and independent ones (which hadn’t been involved in that scandal and didn’t even exist in 2002): South Front, The Duran, and Modern Diplomacy; it was rejected by all others (including by all of the mainstream ‘news’-media) without explanation. (Google blacklists South Front and The Duran — excludes them from coming up in Web-searches.) So, the deceit by others (including by all of the mainstream ones) regarding the pathological deceitfulness by the U.S.-and-allied press, goes on, now, for at least more than twenty years, as-if they had been honest to their audiences, instead of were manipulating their audiences — because the biggest media-scandal of ALL is their virtual unanimity in protecting each other from being publicly exposed to be the propaganda-agencies, which they virtually all actually are and have consistently been, constantly propagandizing to expand the U.S. empire.

The media-lies about the war in Ukraine are just as extreme and unpardonable as were the lies that were used in order for the U.S. to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003. Perhaps the controlling owners of mainstream (and most ‘alt-news’) U.S.-and-allied ‘news’-media should be hung for what they did, but they (their hired agents) still do it and they still profit from doing so. Meanwhile, they suppress their few and small competitors that try to communicate to the public truths that must be known to the public if democracy is to become possible again in their countries.

Though the title here is “Why to Boycott All Mainstream ‘News’-Media,” almost all ‘alternative’ media likewise are controlled by billionaires and therefore routinely deceive their readers about international issues related to further expansion of the U.S. empire, and, consequently, ought also to be boycotted. I subscribe to none of them. And I ignore all ads. There are always ways by which individuals who take their news seriously can become exposed even to truths that almost all alleged “news” media censor-out.

Following below is a list of more than 80 sites that I regularly read (and this certainly isn’t an endorsement of everything that is published on any of these sites, but is ONLY an endorsement of each of these sites’ independence from America’s Deep State — i.e., from its billionaires):

Afghan News

Alawata in Donbas


Al-Monitor  Rick Rozoff



Asia Times


Blacklisted News

Bolivia News

China Analysis pro-U.S.

China Daily

Chinese Govt. TV News

Consortium News

Coronavirus Data


Craig Murray

Dances with Bears


Defend Democracy



EurAsia Review

Europe Reloaded



FrenchNews honest recent history

Geopolitics Alert

Global Research

Global Times

Global Village Space

Greanville Post

Greenwald’s blog

Information Clearing House

Inner City Press

LandDestroyer Brian Berletic

Law and Crime



MidEast Discourse

Middle East Eye

Middle East Monitor

Middle East Observer

Mint Press News

Modern Diplomacy

Moon of Alabama

New Eastern OutlookNews Lookup


Oriental Review

Perebezhchik [“Dissenters” anti-Putin & pro-U.S&Ukraine neoliberal Russian]

PEU Report

Polling Politicians

Polling Report


PressTV shut by FBI




South China Morning Post

South Front

Strategic Culture

Syria News

Syrian Observer

Tehran Times


The Duran

The Saker


Venezuela Analysis

Wall Street on Parade


Yerepouni News (Lebanon)

Zero Hedge

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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